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Associated Press, Published May 13 2013

ND Guard members deploy for homeland security mission

BISMARCK — About 150 North Dakota National Guard soldiers have left for a yearlong homeland security mission in the Washington, D.C., area.

The solders with the 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment left from Bismarck and Grand Forks on Sunday. They'll get final training at Fort Bliss in Texas and then head to the nation's capital. An advance group of soldiers left last week.

It is the 10th time since 2004 that soldiers with the battalion have been deployed.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.